GX24 650b Disc, Chris King CLD XD drive, 650b
Please note Chris King hubs have a 90+ day lead time, please contact us before ordering. Thanks
GX24 (Gravel X whatever the heck else you might want to use them for, they're awesome) 650b carbon rims are 25mm wide internal, 31mm wide external, 24mm deep, have a 2.5mm offset, and weigh 380g/rim. Tubeless ready, of course, they are ideal for 650b gravel tires from 45 to 50mm wide, and mountain bike tires from 2.25 to 2.5" wide. Hookless for ultimate impact resistance, we strongly recommend using tubeless ready tires at a maximum of 50psi for 45mm tires (and less for bigger tires, but these pressures are all much higher than you'll want to run anyhow). Tubeless + hookless + weigh less + cost way less = way more.
Chris King hubs need little introduction but here we go anyhow. Built in Portland, OR to maniacal quality standards, King hubs feature their own in-house made bearings and a unique, ultra durable and reliable drive mechanism. Both SRAM/Shimano and XD drive are available (this order page is for XD drive). Matte slate, matte jet and mango also available as color options, they just don't fit in the product page. If you need a 15mm front hub, King has a hub for you but it's not an R45 so just contact us.
Laced 28/28 with black Sapim CX Rays and black brass nipples (other options available as custom orders), 2x crossing throughout. Includes tubeless ready rim tape (the best for tubes, too).
1470g in 28/28